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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

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Teen Maker Lab

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Teens are invited to experiment and learn with various kinds of technology, including a 3D printer and laser cutter.

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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

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Forum Theatre Experience

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Offsite
Offsite: Hamburger Mary's, 155 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park

"Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it."-Augusto Boal

This interactive theatre experience created by teens in Oak Park Public Library's Teen Summer Volunteer Program Forum Theatre Troupe invites you to be a "spect-actor" and not just a member of the audience. The piece will explore homophobia and encourage you to consider power and the role of the bystander. 

Watch the scenes play out, then think about what role you can play. Brave and willing participants can choose to intervene and try to create change.

We'll also play some games and enjoy a discussion together.

Want to learn more? Branch and Access Services Supervisor Larry Nance, mentoring area youth in the Oak Park Public Library's Teen Summer Volunteer Program, shares his take »

Learn more about the Teen Summer Volunteer Program »
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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

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Sew the Night Away

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Children's Study Room B
Ever wondered how a sewing machine works? Interested in learning how to put fabric together to make a scarf or bag? Want to learn more about textiles and creating? Come for learning, designing, and fun! Each week will build on the foundations learned the week before in this 3-week series of classes. No experience required, all materials supplied. Grades 5-9.
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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

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A Place for All Tribes

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Thursdays, June 14, July 12, August 9, 4-6 pm, Maze Branch.

In partnership with OPRF High School's A Place for All and the Rainbow Tribes of both Julian and Brooks Middle Schools, this new LGBTQ+ positive group provides a space for tweens and teens in grades 6-12 to get together, discuss different issues, share their favorite books, sponsor and provide support for activism, plan outings, and more.

Join us!
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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

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